Definition of bloodthirsty in English:

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bloodthirsty

Pronunciation: /ˈblədˌTHərstē/

adjective (bloodthirstier, bloodthirstiest)

1Eager to shed blood: a bloodthirsty dictator
More example sentences
  • Showing that some of those killed were even more bloodthirsty than their killers is no extenuation.
  • He's quite bloodthirsty, killing anyone who disobeys him and gets in his way.
  • Often regarded as a bloodthirsty dictator, he was later valued for his social ideals of reducing inequality and ensuring work for all.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a story or movie) containing or depicting much violence: a bloodthirsty novel
More example sentences
  • Most people would allow, though, that bloodthirsty material could be a catalyst in rare cases where very damaged children are exposed to an overload of vicious fantasy.
  • There are lashings of bloodthirsty violence in the film, but plenty of pitch-black humour too.
  • The film is a little bloodthirsty sometimes during the battle scenes.

Derivatives

bloodthirstily

Pronunciation: /-stəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The Chief laughed softly, bloodthirstily, and Ravenna felt shivers run down her spine.
  • When you stumble, there are a billion others, bloodthirstily waiting to take your place.
  • Sometimes I wonder how that would have gone if we'd been as bloodthirstily partisan then as we are now.

bloodthirstiness

Pronunciation: /ˈblədˌTHərstēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • What I found was that many who advocated invasion, colonisation and even mass murder didn't necessarily do so from an inherent bloodthirstiness.
  • I think that's quite enough bloodthirstiness from me.
  • Then we would all have had to concentrate upon dealing with hate and bloodthirstiness instead of pouring all our energy into controlling sexuality.

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Syllabification: blood·thirst·y

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